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Postby BarbG » May 12, 2008 2:10 pm

I know there are ferns that tolerate drier shade, but I can't remember what they are. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Postby Lindamct » May 12, 2008 2:13 pm

Barb, the one I have in drier shade is the Undulata Robusta(Dryopteris filix-mas). It's a Male Fern. Do a Google and learn a little more. I split mine for the first time last Fall. They are all doing very well in dry shade. :)
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Postby Eeyore » May 12, 2008 4:42 pm

Try this site and see if you can find some information.
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Postby agedgardener2 » May 12, 2008 5:52 pm

I have ostrich fern and cinamon fern growing in dry shade.JOY
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Postby Lindamct » May 12, 2008 9:44 pm

Very nice Joy! Did ya sprinkle them Poppies yet :D Mine are sprouting up after sprinkling them late last freeze up in the Fall. I'm gonna have them comin' out my yin yang :wink:
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Postby Pansy » May 12, 2008 11:04 pm

Barb the Ferns that grow for me in dry shade are Japanese

Painted Ferns.And I just love their silver grey coloring.
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Postby Sheikea » May 13, 2008 9:46 am

I have the Ostrich one as well and a Japanese one.I moved some of the Ostrich on to by my ponds.not sure what will happen as I get full sun there..Hehehe we will wait and see what grows. :)
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